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Comcast RISE

Comcast RISE – a multi-faceted program offering grants, marketing services, and technology upgrades – was created to strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. As a part of our expanded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment, Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” aims to help small businesses owned by women and people of color succeed and grow.


The program will support 13,000 small businesses nationwide by the end of 2022.


Comcast RISE has named more than 9,500 entrepreneurs as recipients since November 2020.


Comcast RISE has awarded $16 million in grants and $75 million in in-kind support to small businesses.

When we launched Comcast RISE, we knew a profound need existed in many of the communities we serve. We now have seen firsthand how the program’s capital support, marketing services, and technology resources benefit the business owners who are working hard to rise above 2020, as well as their neighbors who share their commercial corridors, and their suppliers and customers up and down their resource chains.
Teresa Ward-Maupin
SVP for Digital and Customer Experience at Comcast Business
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Project UP

Learn more about our $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities.